Emulating the beauty of a sunlit spider’s web, this new pure white tapestry by fabric artist Chung-Im King continues her exploration of patterns. Kim sews together small pieces of industrial felt fabric, pulled taut to create tension in the design and a 3D effect. Inspiration for her intriguing work is often drawn from patterns found in nature.
“Whether the source comes from nature, historical context or plainly created by me, working with patterns always gives me the thrill of entering a new world. A pattern can grow into a complex image jungle or a well-disciplined ornamental beauty." Chung-Im Kim.
The artist was born in Seoul, Korea and received her MFA from Seoul Women's University in 1984. Kim began her career working in the textile industry as a surface pattern designer while also running a studio in Seoul and teaching at a college before moving to Canada in 1990. She has been a resident in the Textile Studio at Harbourfront Centre, working in the design industry for over fifteen years as a free-lance designer.